So many professional resumé writers describe resumé writing as an art. Others
consider it a science. My question to you is; which is it? Is résumé writing an
art or is it a science? Is it both? You may find it interesting to know that
some corporations get so many resumés that they actually have computers reading
Therefore the applicant with the proper keywords in their resumé may actually
have a better chance at getting a job. In this case it may mean that resumé
writing is more of a science than an art.
Other times the resumés are read by a human resource person who is strapped
for time and quickly scans over the resumé and therefore a good use of white
space is critical in catching their eye. If not your resumé might hit the round
file or it goes to the bottom of the stack. In this case one could say that
writing a resumé for that particular company is more of an art than a science.
Still you have to ask yourself how do you know which is which?
Perhaps it makes sense to make your resumé keyword rich for the computers and
use a readable font so the scanner picks it up correctly. And also make sure
that you've done an excellent job with bullets, lists, charts and proper amount
of white space.
Sometimes a graphic designer may actually be the person you choose to design
your resumé and then put it on to superior paper stock. What ever you decide
perhaps you will consider all these things so that you can get the job of your
dreams. I hope you will think on this in 2006.